French title Engine n° 8AK-A-H288 - Unique example, carefully constructed - Two owners, 20 720 km This Mini 850 was sold new in July 1967 by the BMC dealer in Alençon. Three years later, having covered 17,000 km, the owner gave the car back to the dealer. Rather than offer it as a second-hand car, he decided to take advantage of its good condition and transform it into a beach car. Owning a boat at La Baule, this would be perfect for using on holiday. The work was carried out in his own workshop and once completed, it was re-registered as a cabriolet in July 1970. Since that time, the car has only been used during holidays and has covered just 20,720 km from new. Always stored under cover, it remains in excellent condition. Mechanical work was carried out by the owner in May 2014, but the brakes will need servicing and a major inspection should be carried out. The car comes with its original owner's manual. This transformation has been carried out diligently, and the car comes with full hood and sides that provide complete protection in bad weather. It will be difficult to find another model as original as this, in such good condition.